A long time ago in the quaint hilltop village of Sant'Elia a Pianisi, located in the Molise region of Italy, two small family businesses were born. One family operated a stone mill for crushing homegrown olives used to produce fine extra virgin olive oil. The other family gathered the durum wheat harvest, milled the wheat into semolina grain and ultimately produced fresh pasta for the local market. Over time, both families became experts at their trade, passing knowledge to the next generation, who in turn did the same. The two families had much in common not only in perfecting time-honored production methods, but also in name. They were both Colavita families.
Today, the Colavita Olive Oil and Colavita Pasta companies are still family-owned and operating in the same town of their ancestors. They have since joined with another family-owned company, Colavita USA, and together they have shared the fruits of their respective crafts with American consumers for over twenty years.
Colavita Italian specialty products pair perfectly with farm-fresh food and are featured at all 2016 Farm to Fork Fondo events at aid stations, Colavita Gourmet Farm Dinners, and post-ride barbecues.
Learn more at Colavita.com.
Bianchi is the world's oldest bicycle-manufacturing company, celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2015. The company was founded in Italy in 1885 and throughout its modern era, Bianchi has been associated with legendary Giro d'Italia and Tour de France winners including Fausto Coppi, Marco Pantani and Felice Gimondi.
Bianchi's iconic and enduring 'celeste' color green has many stories behind it. One tale spins it as the turquoise color of the Milan sky, another suggests that it was the eye color of the former queen of Italy for whom Eduardo Bianchi made a bicycle. However it came to be, the color has become the brand's signature and is worn today by the women of the Colavita | Bianchi Professional Cycling Team, who will be leading the rides and bicycle skills clinics at all 2016 Farm to Fork Fondo events.
Learn more at BianchiUSA.com
Farm to Fork Fondo has teamed up with Elite Performance Team to offer insight on recovery and performance to participants throughout the 2017 event season.
Dr. Thimo Kambourakis and I are honored to partner with Wrenegade Sports and contribute to Farm to Fork Fondo", says Jan Kasprowicz, Elite Performance Team founder. "Our goal is to provide complete recovery services in line with the Farm to Fork model of providing a unique and complete experience for each participant."
Features of the sponsorship include an informational blog on FarmForkFondo.com, and launching of the Elite Performance Team Recovery Zone: a fully staffed post-ride experience where Dr. Kasprowicz and Dr. Kambourakis will provide sports recovery services for finishers.
Visit ElitePerformanceTeam.org to learn more.